Kunsthuset Kabuso

Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords

The Kunsthuset Kabuso runs a fascinating program that features big-name contemporary artists (Damien Hirst, Matthew Barney and James Turrell have all exhibited here in the past) during most of the year, with summer shows that focus on Norwegian identity and traditional, often local, work.

Light artist James Turrell's permanent piece, the Hardanger Skyspace, can be seen down by the fjord.

The museum also has a range of concerts right across the musical spectrum year-round; the small theatre has fantastic acoustics.

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Nearby Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords attractions

1. Ingebrigt Vik Museum

Under the direction of the Kunsthuset Kabuso, this permanent collection of the work of Ingebrigt Vik (1867–1927), one of Norway's best-loved sculptors, is…

2. Hardanger Skyspace


US light artist James Turrell is known for his fascination with light, and has created a series of 'skyspaces' around the world, which are geometrical…

3. Hardanger Maritime Museum

2.36 MILES

This engaging museum keeps alive the local boat-building tradition and is home to old wooden boats, exhibitions on restoration procedures and rope-making,…

4. Steinstø Fruktgard

2.96 MILES

A high summer pilgrimage to this farm, a short distance east of Øystese, rewards with strawberries ripe in June and a bounty of raspberries, cherries,…

5. Steinsdalfossen

3.56 MILES

Just 1km west of Norheimsund along Rv7, this 50m-high waterfall is a far cry from Norway's highest, but it does offer the chance to walk behind the water…

6. Hardanger Folk Museum

14.53 MILES

This excellent open-air museum is a repository for the cultural heritage of the Hardanger region. Wander through its collection of historic homes, boats,…

7. Grieg's Hut

16.1 MILES

The one-time retreat of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg is in the garden of Hotel Ullensvang.

8. Lofthus Church

16.21 MILES

This stone church dates back to 1250 (although the tower was added in the 1880s) and has some fine stained-glass windows. It's surrounded by an…